Category Archives: The Sacraments

New Book on Charles Taylor with an Essay of mine on Liturgy in a Secular Age

A new book edited by Collin Hansen on the tenth anniversary of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age has just been released by the Gospel Coalition. There are a number of thoughtful and stimulating essays within the volume, which would be … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Fallen Walls of Evangelicalism—Further Reflections on Evangelical Identity

In my last post, I suggested that the time may have come for American Christians to abandon ‘evangelicalism’ (see Alan Jacobs’ thoughtful response). Within this post, I want to take a step back and offer a framework for thinking about … Continue reading

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Podcast: Warnings and Assurance in 1 Corinthians

Andrew Wilson’s defence of his PhD thesis is this week, so we decided that this episode of Mere Fidelity would be devoted to discussing his work, on the subject of warnings and assurance in the book of 1 Corinthians. Derek, … Continue reading

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Podcast: Amoris Laetitia

For this week’s podcast, the Mere Fidelity crew is joined by our friend Pascal Emmanuel Gobry. Within this episode we discuss the papal document, Amoris Laetitia and some of the reactions to it (see, for instance, Matthew Schmitz and Dwight … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 4

The final part of my four part discussion of music and typological realism has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute: Music is the glorified form of temporal action and speech. It transfigures and elevates our temporal activities. Figural … Continue reading

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Podcast: Preston Yancey

On this week’s Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I were joined by Matt’s friend Preston Yancey to discuss his recent book, Out of the House of Bread. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 1

The first of a four part series of mine presenting an argument for typological realism through the lens of the conceptual metaphor of music has just been published over on the Theopolis Institute. Begbie takes the statement of Jacques Attali … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Memorial

I have guest posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of Maundy Thursday, the Passover, and the memorial meal. This combination of historical memory and eschatological hope in the celebration of the Eucharist—the Christian Passover—is exhibited at various … Continue reading

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Podcast: Last Supper and Lord’s Supper

In this week’s podcast Derek, Matt, and I discuss the event of the Last Supper, its significance in the context of the gospel narratives, and its relationship to our continued celebration of the Lord’s Supper. You can also follow the podcast on … Continue reading

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Infant Baptism and the Promise of Grace

An article of mine on the subject of infant baptism and Reformation debates concerning the relationship between grace and the administration of the sacrament of baptism has just been published over on Reformation21. In characterizing magisterial Reformed objections to the … Continue reading

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